Contrary to some of the reasons that have been given in the last couple of years, whistleblower protection laws are in place for very important reasons. And that holds true at every level of government.
First enacted in the late 1980s, whistleblower protection laws were put into place to protect women and men who suspected wrongdoing from experiencing retribution. In fact, the original federal law was put into place — in essence — to protect government employees at the federal level who suspected someone was committing criminal activity from losing his/her job, or worse.
Those protections have been expanded over the last few decades, with various rulings being handed down in the court system that protect not only government employees but those in the private sector as well.Read more here.